Ginger Tom Collins

This Ginger Tom Collins recipe is the perfect drink for summer! It's basically a fresh lemonade spiked with gin, and made with a hint of ginger syrup.

Ginger Tom Collins -- this spiked lemonade is made with a hint of ginger, and is so simple and refreshing! gimmesomeoven.com

The summer heat and humidity have finally arrived in Kansas City, and it is downright sizzlin’.  So, in perfectly logical form, I’m skipping town and hopping on a plane today to fly…someplace even hotter.  I’m headed to Austin!

I know, perhaps a little crazy right in the middle of June.  But I was actually there last June for the BlogHer Food conference and absolutely fell in love with the city, even despite the heat.  So I’m totally stoked to be heading back to enjoy some time with good blogging friends, start the day with some migas, drink some Jo’s Coffee, maybe down a margarita or two, and eat as many tacos as humanly reasonably possible.

OH.

And a few friends and I might also be sticking around a day afterwards to do the Friday Night Lights driving tour.  (Yes, it’s a thing!)  So I give you fair warning that some serious Dillon Panthers fandom will probably be hitting your Instagram feeds on Thursday.  ;)

In the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with this refreshing summer drink recipe that I’m sharing today over on Better Homes and Gardens’ Delish Dish blog.  I call it a Ginger Tom Collins, but it’s basically a gin-spiked ginger lemonade.  And I’m pretty positive that it’s perfect for hot summer days in Kansas City…or Austin…or wherever life may find you.

Ginger Tom Collins -- this spiked lemonade is made with a hint of ginger, and is so simple and refreshing! gimmesomeoven.com

If you’ve never made a Tom Collins before, you’re in luck because it’s super simple to make.  All you need is some fresh lemon juice, good gin, sparkling water, and a simple homemade ginger simple syrup.

Ginger Tom Collins -- this spiked lemonade is made with a hint of ginger, and is so simple and refreshing! gimmesomeoven.com

Shake ‘em all up, and serve over ice….

Ginger Tom Collins -- this spiked lemonade is made with a hint of ginger, and is so simple and refreshing! gimmesomeoven.com

…and this spiked lemonade will be sure to kick your day up a notch.  Click here for to find the Ginger Tom Collins recipe on Better Homes and Gardens blog.  Enjoy!

Ginger Tom Collins -- this spiked lemonade is made with a hint of ginger, and is so simple and refreshing! gimmesomeoven.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Better Homes and Gardens.  I am guest-posting on their Delish Dish blog with a month of drink recipes during June, but all opinions are 100% my own as always.

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  1. Emily @ Life on Food — June 17, 2014 @ 5:26 am (#)

    We are just starting to make up a bar cart in our newly finished dining room. I am all about simple drinks right now. We have temps in the upper 80s this week. I think this is prime time for a Tom Collins.

  2. Sues — June 17, 2014 @ 5:37 am (#)

    What a pretty, cool-down cocktail! Austin is one of my favorite places ever and I love the heat, so that’s basically my dream vacation. Have a blast!!

  3. Cookbook Queen — June 17, 2014 @ 7:16 am (#)

    So pretty!! Tom Collins always makes me think of Meet the Parents :) Have a blast in Austin — eat a doughnut or seven for me!

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 17, 2014 @ 7:25 am (#)

    This is my ideal cocktail!!! Gorgeous photos! Have so much fun in Austin – can’t wait to see the photos!

  5. bev @ bevcooks — June 17, 2014 @ 9:57 am (#)

    10am isn’t too early for this, right?

    • Lucy — June 18, 2014 @ 1:38 am (#)

      Absolutely…..NOT

  6. Nikki @Seeded at the Table — June 17, 2014 @ 10:21 am (#)

    What a wonderful cocktail! Ben and I started watching FNL a couple months ago, but had a hard time finding time to fit in episodes among the other shows we were watching. Now that it’s summer and our other shows are done, you better believe we’ll start watching again! :) I, too, fell in love with Austin last year at BlogHer Food. So happy for you that you get to return and enjoy it again!! I’ll be following along on IG!! woot woot! xoxo

  7. Phillip || SouthernFATTY.com — June 17, 2014 @ 1:27 pm (#)

    This looks PERFECT for summer! Nothing says fun in the sun like a tall glass of gin.

  8. Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — June 17, 2014 @ 1:35 pm (#)

    Anything with lemonade is the ultimate refresher for our darn KC humidity!

  9. Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — June 17, 2014 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    Tom Collins is probably my favorite drink of all time! Thank you so much for sharing this. : )

  10. Lucy — June 18, 2014 @ 1:40 am (#)

    This is a must make. And, is there any Gin better than Hendricks? I think not!